interesting and decorative early c20th copper and brass umbrella or stickstand fashioned as a coachman's boot

Interesting and decorative early C20th copper and brass umbrella or stick-stand fashioned as a coachman's boot .


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ML 1903


Interesting and decorative early C20th copper and brass umbrella or stick-stand fashioned as a coachman's or postilion's protective boot .
Well-made copper and brass copy of a postilion's boot designed as a stick or umbrella stand . The ankle area with an overlapped section and 'stitching' detail , the whole boot showing handcrafted hammered detail , the brass stacked heel of weighted form to provide stability. The shaped opening to the side with 'lace-holes' pierced detail. The interior with an old paint finish .
The original conception of this type of boot , heavily constructed in leather and metal , is traditionally worn by horse-mounted coachmen riding the front mount of a horse-drawn carriage with multiple lead horses and was designed to provide the rider's inside leg with protection from damage and crush injury inbetween the horses and the shaft of the carriage.
Has an aged patina with some atmospheric spotting and discolouration , and some wear and scratches to the painted interior.
A stylish and unusual conversation-piece addition to a hall-way or porch .
H 22"
W 5"
D 12"
England c.1910
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1903


Height = 56 cm (22")
Width = 12 cm (5")
Depth = 30 cm (12")

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